Sunday, 24 May 2009

Loose ends.

Like Arab Strap said There is no Ending so let's just say the blog and I are on an indefinite hiatus. I'll still be updating the other one with as much LISTEN TO THIS LOCAL BAND THAT I WANT TO SCREW bullshit as I can be bothered to. So you know the deal.
All you need to know is you should do as Peter Griffin did when he got that moustache and wear Denim everything until I come back and tell you it's not cool.

Get in touch dear blog readers, I'm missing you already.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

the New Retro.

I don't know about everyone else but I'm getting pretty sick of the 80's being all up in my grill. I never thought I'd say it but it's time to move on kids. I know Summer's coming along and everyone's going for some sort of Easy Rider hippy look or that Wayferers waving American Apparel meets Miami Vice beach party vibe.

But summer? Psh! You know it's always damn cold in England (apologies to international readers) and you also know that we love to wear black and look miserable. At the moment it seems like everyone from skaters to minor indie musicians are dressing like very charming and sensible post-war teens. So I'm pretty sure that 40's nerd cool is the way to go.

Horn rimmed glasses have been cool again for a while now and Raybans Clubmans are the glasses to be seen in this summer (so I'm told). Technically I guess these are more Mad Men than anything else but I could see them in a 40's film so whatever.

And re: my last post (I know it was ages ago) on round glasses, check out these 1940's Parisian girls who most definately put Frederick Blood Royale to shame.

I hope this made sense. I've got out of the habit of blogging...on here at least. Have some more photos I pillaged from the net.

PS- Extra points for pretending to be some camera toting Russian retro punk.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Round we go

Apologies for my absence lately but for one reason or another I just haven't got round to posting here for a bit.

Anyway onto the interesting stuff, thanks to my favourite z-list blogger and former Les Incompetent Fred Blood-Royale, I have a feeling David Hockney glasses will be big this year, replacing the Buddy Holly Morrissey ones everyone (including me) and their dog is wearing right now.

Once again thanks to my good friends for letting me mine images from their site. Makes my life a hell of a lot easier.
Also fyi both Topshop and Topman seem to be selling versions of these so it's kinda simple really.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

blowing in the wind

If there's one person I hate, it's Bob Dylan. Contraversial viewpoint, perhaps, but I just can't stand the fellow. The internet is unanimous though, looking like Bob Dylan is cool. I guess for once I'm behind on a trend. Oh well.

Like I've said before, Tortoiseshell Ray Bans are really cool. Although I do love the gold ones I saw in Urban Outfitters Leeds which aren't anywhere on the internet.

And don't think looking like Bob Dylan is just for guys! Cate Blanchett did it and we all know how cool she is.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Check This

Following on from my last post on tartan, and since it's March (and I am well aware that I didn't keep MLATIL up in Feb), here's a post on the jacket we should all be wearing this year (cos I've seen it in an advert for Skins and Minder)

Awaydays is coming out soon, so you better start pretending you're in a firm and wearing one of these badboys. The real thing's £120 but there's plenty of knock-offs hanging around that are probably cooler anyway.

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Check Me Out.

Winter trudges on, regardless of the high street's insistance of Spring/Summer collections. Face it, we're all bloody freezing. We need scarves. Scarves like these

As you can see, Tartan and Burberry look very cool whilst keeping your precious hipster neck warm (and hiding whatever happened on Friday night down the indie disco). Denim jackets are also a key theme here. Pale denim of course, you don't want to look like an ageing motor journalist, do you?

On a side note, is is possible that all these photos are the same person and I am an epic fail when it comes to "resarching" my "articles"
Peace out.

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Suck on the Pastels

Neon Pastels. Neon Pastels. What are they? Some sort of Nu-rave-C68? No. It's this year's latest colour trend, so I'm told.

Oh it's all sunny and nice. I don't know what neon pastels mean exactly but I think it's something to do with looking like you're in the video to Rio

Anyway, short and sweet today, I'm off ot try and harvest more images from lookbook for my next one. And to pray they'll give me a damn invite.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Put down the handbook

Okay, I must admit I'm having a bit of a fashion dry spell.
So here is my official guidebook on how to be a complete tossing hipster.
The same rules pretty much apply to both sexes so go wild.

Or just be this guy.

Wednesday, 28 January 2009


I'm skeptical, could something which Urban Outfitters describe as "like jeans without the hassle of zips and buttons" really be a good idea?

Spot the real jeans.

I'm not sure if I'm supposed to jump on this trend bandwagon, I should probably wait and see if, like so called wet look leggings, they make the average girl's legs look like a two pack of hipster sausage.

Peace out. I need to think this one over.

PS. You all know cheap mondays will pwn these forever and a day, right?

Sunday, 25 January 2009

A Monthly Look at Stuff I Love

Not in any way affiliated with tidbits, this something I thought I'd try out now that I seem to have more than the obligatary few readers. (Hello readers by the way. Say hello sometime. I like you. All of you. Apart from krisoft.)

Here is the first installment of things I like (click to enlarge)

I really like trainers, they're pretty much the greatest footwear of all time (after flipflops, but we only get to wear them for about two hours a year). Although I'm not too sure about the Pumas, I think you have to be a special kind of cool to get away with those, the kind of cool that wears skin-tight courderoy trousers
Blue is probably the best colour, too. Think of all the great things that are blue; the sea and sky on a sunny day, an unclicked hyperlink (yay), the cover of the Killers' first album and British Sea Power's second...I'll stop now before I start sounding like an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba.

Thanks. And I promise I'll stop with the VICE stuff one day.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

A quick word

To tell you to appreciate this, in case you don't already read VICE.
Warning, content may offend...and shit. Yeah.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

More on Socks Appeal

I think it's safe to say that I love white socks. I bought a 6 pack of white school socks for Leeds Festival last year (probably a really terrible idea, they ended up a sort of brown).

American Apparel take white socks to the next level

I love these socks almost as much as I love their y-fronts for girls. My favourite lo-fi popstars the Dulocks wear them too:

And watch their lovely video while you're at it!

In case you hadn't noticed, OMG TWO POSTS IN TWO DAYS?! I thought maybe I'd written two much about men recently, I'm redressing the balance.
And now I'm off to see if VICE will give me a job.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Never Mind.

Post Modernism is eventually going to die. Once we've recycled everything and nothing is at all distinguishable, we'll have to think of our own ideas again.

I reckon we've got at least 20 years, so for now let's carry on recycling the 80's and 90's.

This week, I am suggesting you dress like a member of a shoegaze band or a member of Sonic Youth, circa the early 90's. Or Kurt Cobain.

Yes, that is the Salvador Dali of UK Hip-Hop, Akira the Don. And yes he is donning (har har) a breton in some sort of attempt to look like Kurt reincarnate.

Breton shirts are so hot right now. I'm not even lying this time because I saw it in the Guardian. Get one.

Next time: Why we must start dressing like female MCs in 1988 and the second rise of the Casual scene. I am so post modern.

Monday, 12 January 2009


Hello. Happy new year and all that, I'm back with more terrible puns and questionable fashion advice. Today, men, I shall impart my wisdom on facial fashions.

It's been a long time coming but I think the humble moustache is finally making a comeback. I did mention this last year. Partially, methinks thanks to this fellow:

He's possibly the least (or most) creditable person ever (former boyfriend of Peaches? eeeugh), but something about his glorious 'tasch makes me like him. Probably because he hangs out with Dev Hynes. He graced the cover of this new men's magazine that I quite like because there are not tits.

Anyway I had a whole list of cool people with moustaches for you but I seem to have forgotten them all in some sort of innebriated state. So you best all appreesh this and I'll be back with some clothes soon.

Nick Cave was one. But that's so obvious I may as well give up. Oh and that guy I posted in the last one.

I finally bought myself a Metal t-shirt, by the way. Thrash Metal no less. Respect my eBay.